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Parque Biblioteca España – Medellin, Colombia

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Building: Parque Biblioteca España
Location: Medellin, Colombia
Status: Completed 2007
Architect: Giancarlo Mazzanti
Collaborating Architects: Andrés Sarmiento, Juan Manuel Gil, Freddy Pantoja, Camilo Mora, Pedro Saa, Alejandro Piña, Iván Ucros, Gustavo Vásquez
Structural Engineers: Sergio Tobón and Alberto Ashner

AE Interests: brick and stucco structure, boulder like structures inspired by the terrain of the Andes Mountains, the three masses are linked together by a rectilinear concrete podium, uses natural day-lighting, exterior is enclosed by a dark stone tile fabricated in the surrounding region known as “cafe pinto”,  total costs of about $4 million,
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Written by Heriberto Fernandez

December 11, 2012 at 2:56 am

Posted in Built

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